Sustainable Packaging & Design for SMEs

4 & 13 May 2021, 1-2pm AEST

This two-part lunchtime webinar series offers advice on sustainable packaging trends; actions businesses can take to ensure their products are packaged in eco-friendly ways; and how to design with sustainability in mind. Hosted by AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, it is tailored for industry, so attendees can ‘learn from those who have done it and leave with a path to success’.

Here’s what industry leaders have to say about the topic:

“Packaging sustainability has come a long way in the last four years. In this time, APCO has worked with the wider supply chain to build a new and holistic approach to product stewardship that creates shared value for business and reduces its environmental impact. Come along to these sessions to learn about what you can do as a small business owner.”

Brooke Donnelly, APCO CEO

“Circular and sustainable packaging is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. We must transform all the elements of the take-make waste system: how we manage resources, how we make and use products, and what we do with the materials afterwards. Only then can we create a thriving economy that can benefit everyone within the limits of our planet.”

Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP, Education Coordinator, Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)

Recyclable, reusable and eco-friendly packaging for a zero-waste, no-plastic food delivery service. Credit: Antonina Vlasova/ Shutterstock

Webinar 1: Sustainable Packaging for SMEs

Tuesday 4 May 2021, 1pm to 2pm

AFGC: Why is there such focus on packaging – what are the issues?

APCO: The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation and the 2025 National Packaging Targets

Speakers are Barry Cosier, Director Sustainability, Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) and Alison Appleby, APCO Member Services Manager, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).

Webinar 2: Sustainable Packaging Design for SMEs

Thursday 13 May 2021, 1pm to 2pm

The AIP will walk through the principles of Sustainable Packaging Design & provide tips and step-change ideas that can be implemented easily by businesses. Several award-winning local case studies will be showcased, offering best-practice examples for circular, sustainable and ‘save food’ packaging innovations.

Speakers are Ralph Moyle, AIP Education Team, and Nerida Kelton, Executive Director, AIP.

Further information and registration

Get points for attending. For each webinar you attend, get:

  • 2 CPD points from the Australian Institute of Packaging towards the CPP;
  • 1 CPD point from the Australasian Supply Chain Institute; and
  • 1 CPD point from the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology.

Tickets are free and available through Eventbrite. Register here.


Organised by AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, these seminars are supported by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC), the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC), the Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL), CSIRO, GS1 Australia, Stop Food Waste Australia, the Australian Government’s Business Cooperative Research Centres Program, the Fight Food Waste CRC and the Future Food Systems CRC.

About the organisers

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity. The Programme is run by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER). It offers expert advice and practical support to businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs on boosting their competitiveness and productivity and maximising their growth potential. Such support may include advice and opportunities for connection and collaboration from experienced, matched advisers and facilitators drawn from industry, as well as co-funded grants to commercialise novel IP including new products, processes and services; and funding to take advantage of growth opportunities.